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City’s hopes of signing Messi dealt a blow

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Manchester City’s hopes of signing Lionel Messi next summer have been dealt a blow. That is because of the resignation of President Josep Maria Bartomeu earlier this week, the man that Messi blamed for many of the problems facing the Catalan club at the moment. The 33-year-old Argentine playmaker wanted to leave the Nou Camp this summer, claiming that he ...

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Edu overruled Arteta on transfer decision

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Arsenal technical director Edu Gaspar overruled manager Mikel Arteta when it came to deciding their main summer transfer signing. Arteta favoured a move for yon playmaker Houssem Aroura, but Edu wanted to sign Thomas Partey from Atlético Madrid instead, and his views had the greater sway with the club hierarchy, with the Gunners triggering his £45 million release clause on ...

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Pochettino linked to Real job

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the Real Madrid job. Despite wining La Liga last season Zinedine Zidane already finds himself under pressure this campaign after two consecutive home defeats. First his side was beaten by newly promoted Cadiz in the league on Saturday, and then they lost to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. That was ...

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Torreira does not want to return to Arsenal

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Lucas Torreira may only just have arrived on loan at Atlético Madrid, but already he has hopes of making the move permanent. He has also said that he does not want to return to North London and Arsenal where he admitted to suffering from personal problems. The 24-year-old was signed by the Gunners from Sampdoria in 2018, but he fell ...

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Kepa linked with January loan move

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Chelsea want to send goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga out on loan in January. Kepa’s stock has fallen dramatically at Stamford Bridge since joining the club as the world’s most expensive goalkeeper in 2018 from Athletic Bilbao. He has committed a series of high-profile errors, the most recent of which came at the weekend in the Premier League match with Southampton. New ...

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United had Dembélé deal agreed

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It has now been revealed that Manchester United had a deal in lace to sign Ousmane Dembélé on transfer deal, only for the player himself to scupper the deal. A transfer merry go-round had been constructed which would have seen Dembélé leave Barcelona for Old Trafford, with former United forward Memphis Depay moving to the Nou Camp in his stead ...

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Barcelona linked again with Wijnaldum

Barcelona may make a fresh attempt to sign Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum in January. The 29-yer old is in the final year of his contract at Anfield, which means that he is free to talk with other clubs in the New Year. There has been speculation that the club might be ready to offer him a new deal, but, to ...

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Rivals eye Bruno Fernandes

Both Real Madrid and Barcelona are reported to be monitoring the situation of Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United. The Portuguese international, a January signing from Sporting Lisbon in a £67 million deal in January, was in sensational form for the Reds in the second half of last season for the Reds, scoring 12 goals in 22 appearances, helping them to ...

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Pogba contract extended

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Paul Pogba’s contract at Manchester United has been extended. His current deal was due to expire in the summer, a fact that prompted a wave of speculation about his immediate future. At the French World Cup winner did little to dampen down rumours after admitting that it was a dream to play for Real Madrid once more. However, all such ...

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United interested in Seviila defender

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Manchester United are interested in making a move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde in the January window. The 21-year old Frenchman was a target for United’s neighbours City in the summer, with reports suggesting that the Spanish club turned down a £50 million bid for him to move to the Etihad. The French under-21 international has previously expressed a wish ...

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